Over the past year I’ve really enjoyed hearing what fellow bloggers have achieved off the lists that they made at the beginning of the year in 16 for 2016 (and before that in 15 for 2015). So, reading this year’s lists from gillyflower, Nana Cathy, Murtagh’s Meadow and others, I’ve been inspired. As I’ve said, I don’t like new year’s resolutions, but I do like a list. I started off on paper with some ideas.
Finally I’ve settled on this list of some of the things I’d like to achieve in 2017…
Seventeen… Love Rocks (my rocks will have little crochet vests rather than glued-on hearts) or other little random yarny/sewn gifts to be given to individuals or left to be found by anyone
Sixteen… batches of homemade biscuits
Fifteen… cheeses… it’s ambitious, but now I have my great source of milk, it’s do-able and they don’t all have to be hard cheeses
Fourteen… pairs of knickers… that’s how many I’m planning to make!
Thirteen… mends… darning, patching, gluing, stitching… whatever needs doing
Twelve… letters to friends, using real paper and real ink
Eleven… new items in my Etsy shop (this is long overdue)
Ten... plants given to good homes (this one is inspired by Murtagh’s meadow)
Nine… games of Scrabble… Mr Snail and I used to play often, but we rarely do now even though it’s something we both enjoy
Eight… meals using only our own produce (except oil and seasoning)
Seven… visits to see friends who I normally communicate with via social media
Six… Pairs of socks knitted, using at least three different patterns (I have one pattern I use over and over, but I want to diversify)
Five… book chapters written. I’m planning to write a beginner’s guide to ecology
Four… blankets for charity; knitted or crocheted
Three… sessions in the loft, sorting out some of the accumulated ‘stuff’ up there (I think there’s a box of 30-year-old bank statements!)
Two… patterns published and on sale. This year I will finally complete my crochet bird roost pattern and my skeleton hat knitting pattern (which involves a chart).
One… denim gardening apron
So, really it’s business as usual, but one or two of my goals may be quite a challenge and this should help to give me focus.
If you have 17 for 2017 blog post, do leave a link in the comments, I’d love to read what you are planning.